Course Facilitator Details

Michael Schwark

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Location: Parma, Ohio, United States

I am a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland and serve as a Pastoral Associate at St. Mary Parish in Hudson, Ohio (Diocese of Cleveland). St. Mary's is a large and vibrant parish between Cleveland and Akron. I am part of the Pastoral Staff and directly responsible for Adult Faith Formation, Bible Study, RCIA, website/social media and work with people on annulments and marriage convalidations. I also oversee the DRE and many of the catechetical ministries for children (PSR, VBS, CLOW, Sacramental Prep). I have served our Diocesan catechetical office in several capacities helping elementary school teachers earn their religion certification through coursework and studies. My newest endeavor is that I am being trained as a Gallup StrengthsFinders coach and hope to incorporate the vision of helping leaders in ministry maximize their strengths to achieve success and help further the Kingdom of God in their parish. I am married to Stacie, who is a Catholic elementary school teacher. I enjoy the appreciation of culture: reading, history, art, museums, etc. I also enjoy learning new skills of how to repair, replace to enhance things in our home and yard. My favorite Catholic areas of study are Scripture, Church History & Canon Law.